News Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley speaks to the media outside New Scotland Yard. The Met has been accused of failing the firearms officers who fatally wounded Mark Duggan following this week's verdict

The Metropolitan Police has been accused of failing the firearms officers who fatally wounded Mark Duggan by showing “indifferent” support for them in the wake of this week’s inquest verdict.

Teams preparing for Volvo Ocean Race

The heavyweights are lining up for the Volvo Ocean Race with the American Puma team announcing it will be back for the next round the world event which starts from Alicante, Spain in November next year.

The City Diary: Sailing by: Ellison makes his own rules for America's Cup

Slackbelly exposes The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of The Square Mile

Sport in brief: America's Cup rivals end their legal battle

Sailing: One of the bitterest chapters in America's Cup history has officially ended with the new and old champions agreeing to drop their legal claims against each other.

Caught in the Net: Very Moore-ish

Alongside his day job in Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore is something of an underground pop-culture oracle: he runs a record label, Ecstatic Peace. He collects long-forgotten literary journals. He writes a monthly music column for 'Arthur' magazine ( and authors books on musical subcultures (grunge, no wave, mix tapes). Since February he has taken to the web to pursue his myriad interests with a blog, flowersand Here he writes about culture from the fringes: dispatches about underground poets and experimental musicians; snippets of his own poetry; details on upcoming projects including a record made with Kim Gordon and Yoko Ono; random pop-culture snapshots – a recent posting was a cut-out of a 1969 review of the Stooges by Jim Morrison's wife, Patricia Kennealy Morrison.

What financial crisis? Number of billionaires hits new high

Forbes list of world's richest people reflects growing power of Asia

US regain America’s Cup after Ellison win

The America's Cup is winging its way back to the United States after a display of raw power and design refinement that gave Larry Ellison’s trimaran, USA , a 2-0 whitewash against Ernesto Bertarelli's Swiss catamaran, Alinghi.

America’s Cup trophy within reach for BMW Oracle

The America’s Cup could have American hands again gripping the 159-year old trophy after a break of 15 years by Sunday evening if the second in a best of three races is staged tomorrow off Valencia.

Oracle lands first blow in America's Cup

Flying high, faster by not just a mile but over three kilometres, the American challenger for the America's Cup landed the first deadly blow on the Swiss defender as the best of three races at last started off in Valencia.

Anger as America's Cup postponed again

Frustration is turning to anger at the America's Cup as a second attempt to run the first of the best of three races again fizzled into nothing. The principle race officer, New Zealander Harold Bennett, said of the next scheduled day for racing: "I have heard that we're looking at extreme conditions again on Friday" and brushed aside any suggestion of building more flexibility into the race schedule.

America's Cup start delayed

They marched them 26 miles out to sea, then they marched them 26 miles home again, and the America's Cup showdown was put on hold until Wednesday when another attempt will be made to run the first race between the Swiss defender, Ernesto Bertarelli's Alinghi, and his USA challenger, Larry Ellison's BMW Oracle.

Fireworks before the heavy fire starts in America's cup

Today was for fireworks as Valencia turned out for a joyful opening ceremony to the America’s Cup, an event which goes back to 1851, when the Americans were intent on sticking it the best of British yachting.

Shot across the bow as Ellison accuses Cup rival of 'cheating'

America's Cup challenger Larry Ellison has lobbed another incendiary into the simmering row with rival Ernesto Bertarelli by raising the issue of cheating, with the first race due to take place tomorrow.

Business Diary: Show your support for the Macquarie One

Earlier this week, we reported on David Kiely, the hapless Macquarie Bank trader caught opening a naughty email live on Australian TV. Now a viral campaign to save Mr Kiely's job has begun, with friends saying he was set up by a colleague. You can join in by sending an email to Just put "Don't fire David Kiely" in the subject bar.

A drama on the high seas - and in the courtroom

Amid a three-year dispute between proud rivals, the America's Cup begins on Monday with tensions spilling over

America’s Cup is back on collision course

The America’s Cup is back on collision course after a New York Supreme Court judge put the latest legal challenge from the Americans, Larry Ellison’s BMW Oracle, against the Swiss defender, Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi, into the pending basket.

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BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
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Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

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Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

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Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform